Clean Air Day 2019 was a day to remember

Clean Air Day 2019 was a day to remember

On 20th June 2019, organisations and individuals across England took action to clean up their act. 

Almost 30% of preventable deaths in England are due to non-communicable diseases specifically attributed to air pollution. Two of the biggest sources of air pollution are transport and energy industries, which is why the NHS Long Term Plan committed to:

  • Cutting air pollutant emissions from business mileage and fleet by 20% by 2023/24

  • Ensuring that at least 90% of the NHS fleet uses low-emissions engines (including 25% ultra-low emissions) by 2028

  • Phasing out primary heating from coal by 2023/24, and oil by 2028/29 on NHS sites.

Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign. It's a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

There was dancing in the streets of Glasgow, playing in the streets of London, pollution-busting pledges galore, lots of walking to work and school, and much, much more.

But Clean Air Day is only the beginning. Air pollution affects you from your first breath to your last, which is why the NHS has made the key commitments above. Read more about these commitments, and the others in the Long Term Plan, that will make up the NHS' sustainable development programme of work

More information will be coming soon, including public engagement to develop a plan for implementing the sustainable development programme. Keep an eye on our bulletins.